Participate in the teaching programs of the Department of Emergency medicine. Teaching activities include: resident and student precepting during patient care; lectures; x-ray and case conferences; mock codes and mock trauma; PALS and other pediatric emergency medicine and trauma courses and converences.
Become familiar with and be able to teach common principles of injury prevention.
Organize ED morbidity and mortality conferences.
Help organize and participiate in monthly didactic seminars for fellows on pediatric emergency medicine topics
Objectives for Research Component
Complete at least one original research project
Ideally, present results from original research at a national meeting
Participate in ongoing research seminars, monthly research forums, and journal club meeting of the Department of Emergency Medicine
Participate in the writing of a research grant proposal
Attend one national professional meeting per year
Become familiar with fundamental concepts of study design, epidemiology, biostatistics, scientific writing, research paper presentation, and grant proposal preparation
Become familiar with the function of the Insitutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects
Complete the online course, CITI Collaborative IRB Training Initiative to gain familiarity with the ethical conduct of research projects and the protection of human subjects
Become more proficient in critically reviewing and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of scientific articles
Become more proficient in computer research skills, including word processing, graphics, simple programming, and data management and analysis
Objectives for Administrative Component
Become familiar with JCAHO quality assurance requirements for hospital emergency departments
Take part in the quality assurance activites of the Department of Emergency Medicine
Participate in seminars for pediatric emergency medicine fellows, which will introduce the fellows to concepts, issues and skills related to the administration of an emergency department: e.g., medical-legal issues, managed care, public relations, facilitating group discussions, media relations, budgeting, planning, community MGH services, and child advocacy
Serve on a hospital committee or community EMS committee as a representative of the Department of Emergency Medicine